A worksheet to help students understand word play in poetry.
Students read the poem A Family of Dinosaurs, then investigate the use of word play in the poem.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on increasingly challenging topics in different media and technologies
Identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
Identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter
Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose, audience and context, including tense and types of sentences
Identify features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text, and understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the t...
Read an increasing range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts by combining phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge, using text processing strategies, including confirming, r...
Read different types of texts for specific purposes by combining phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge using text processing strategies, including monitoring meaning, skimming, scanni...
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)
Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience
Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text
Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirmi...
Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and puns
Read different types of texts by combining contextual , semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge using text processing strategies for example monitoring meaning, cross checking and reviewing
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